Boxing: Carl Froch's eagerly awaited super-middleweight showdown with Mikkel Kessler will take place at London’s O2 Arena on May 25.
IBF ruler Froch had been craving a rematch with Kessler ever since a narrow points defeat he suffered at the hands of the Dane in April 2010.
The bout was confirmed last month and, though it will not take place in Froch’s home town of Nottingham where he has held his last two fights, it will still be on home soil.
Promoter Matchroom confirmed the the 20,000-capacity venue in the capital would stage the contest.
Matchroom boxing chief Hearn described securing the fight as the highlight of his career so far.
“I think it’s the biggest feather in my cap as a promoter, bringing a fight like this to the UK,” he said.
“I’m proud to have done it and I’m delighted for Carl, because he deserves it. He can now avenge that loss and leave a real legacy for British boxing because I believe he’s one of the all-time greats and a win against Kessler will put him right up there.”
Froch’s 2013 could be an eventful one. Provided he defeats Kessler, he could face a rematch with Romanian Lucian Bute, from whom he prised the IBF title last year and another clash with Super Six champion Andre Ward is also a possibility.